Couples Counseling

Submitted by abrown1230 on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 17:48

Marriage can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling relationships we will ever experience in life. However, all relationships experience difficulties from time to time. It is very difficult to work through these issues on your own. Often people find that trying to work through marital or relationship issues alone causes more heartache and struggles. We work with you in whatever phase your relationship is in currently. Whether you are a couple thinking of getting married or a couple experiencing marital distress, we desire to help you achieve the marriage that will be rewarding to each individual and help you achieve your mutually developed goals.

Premarital Counseling

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Premarital counseling is for those individuals that are thinking about getting married or that are already engaged. The goal of premarital counseling is not to solve every problem before you get married. Rather, the goal of premarital counseling is to empower you with the tools that will allow you to successfully navigate through life's challenges when they occur. Research shows that couples who participate in premarital counseling experience a 31% decline in the odds of divorce (Stanley, Amato, Johnson & Markman, 2006). Couples who attend premarital counseling that encompasses identifying couple strengths, building communication skills, developing conflict resolution skills, focusing on family of origin, dealing with financial issues, and developing goals report a significant increase in relationship satisfaction and a decrease in individual distress (Carlson, Daire, Munyon, & Young, 2012). Our premarital counseling program explores a range of topics including:

 

  • Finances
  • Communication
  • Beliefs and values
  • Roles in marriage
  • Affection and sex
  • Children and parenting
  • Family relationships
  • Decision making
  • Dealing with anger
  • Time spent together

Typically premarital counseling will consist of 6-10 appointments. Most couples find it is well worth the time, money, and effort. Get your relationship started out on the right foundation thereby giving yourself the best possible chance of a lifetime of marital fulfillment.

 

Call us today to schedule an appointment for your intake session.

Marriage Enrichment

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Marriage enrichment is the goal for every relationship. It is the act of achieving a more fulfilling or more rewarding relationship. Perhaps you find yourself in a marriage that has lost its luster. Things are not really that bad, but they also are not really that good. Many couples delay marriage counseling because they do not want the stigma of something being "wrong" in their marriage. For all too many couples, they wait too late until their problems reach a point where they are almost irreparable. Our marriage enrichment program seeks to polish the edges of a relationship that would otherwise be thriving. We want to rekindle the passion that once burned and increase the effectiveness of the communication such that each individual feels fulfilled and equally valued in the relationship. Divorce does not have to be inevitable in your future.

Call us today to get started on achieving maximum potential in your marriage.

Marriage Crisis

DistressWhile almost no one that says "I do" sets out to get divorced, it is a reality in which many couples find themselves. Often, marriages arrive in a crisis with one or both individuals unaware of how they got there. There is little that is more painful in life than marital distress. No matter how bleak or dire your situation, we are here to tell you there is hope. Whether you desire to repair your relationship, or you would like help in navigating your divorce, we are here to walk with you. Many couples that seek counseling as a last resort often leave counseling with a relationship they never thought possible. We will not only work together to understand and address the problems and issues that are currently present, but we will also work to build the foundation and the tools that will allow you to navigate whatever challenges and difficulties your relationship will experience in the future.

Take the first step in addressing the hurt and the pain in your relationship. Call us today to schedule an initial appointment.